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Hey y'all. I'm new here and found this, seemingly fantastic, forums by browsing through some google "tuning ford focus" links. Now I'm pretty noobish and more of an amateur so yeah, don't take the following stuff too "veteran-ish" serious, if that makes any sense.

Basically I'm about to inherit my mom's LX which is in top shape. It was always super-well taken care of and still works like a charm, with barely 90k kms. I've taken the decision to stay with that car instead of buying a new one, because frankly I would lose more money in doing so, and wouldn't be sure about the outcome. So as an 18 year old jerk-off, I obviously want my Focus to look fancy.

I've looked around for parts and such (I'm probably going to start off with lights, then body kit and spoiler, exhaust) but the only real large range of stuff I came across is on ebay, and most of it in the US. Now that's a big problem because I don't want my front bumper to cost twice as much because of taxes, especially since Switzerland likes to double on taxes compared to other European countries.

I've looked through this aswell http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35549 but to be honest, the links seem outdated and the websites are messed up and really.. old. Perhaps I'm a perfectionist but I can't seem to stumble across something sensible. So I thought I'd post here and ask you guys if you know any good dealers around, or online shop, not too far away, who have a pretty large range of stuff. Or do you usually visit your local garage or something and get him to get the parts? I could do that too since I've an uncle who owns a garage, not sure it's not going to cost me more though.

Your help is highly appreciated!

TL;DR: can't seem to find any sensible website listing a good variety of MK1 LX/RS tuning parts?
 

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Is driving to another country (say, Germany) an option? Will you get taxed bringing a bumper into the country in your car?


The only website I know of in europe along the lines of what you're looking for is European Parts. Check it out:

MK1 focus:

http://www.european-parts.net/catalog/index.php?cPath=47

R/S Collection:

http://www.european-parts.net/catalog/index.php?cPath=47_26_29

Rieger:

http://www.european-parts.net/catalog/index.php?cPath=47_26_28

a lot of people over here in the usa buy parts from european-parts.net. then there are those of us that wish we could but dont have the money do to high shipping cost. ( people like me [:(] ) they have a lot of great stuff though.
 

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Is driving to another country (say, Germany) an option? Will you get taxed bringing a bumper into the country in your car?


The only website I know of in europe along the lines of what you're looking for is European Parts. Check it out:

MK1 focus:

http://www.european-parts.net/catalog/index.php?cPath=47

R/S Collection:

http://www.european-parts.net/catalog/index.php?cPath=47_26_29

Rieger:

http://www.european-parts.net/catalog/index.php?cPath=47_26_28
Yeah I checked out european-parts already, pretty cool stuff but I'm kind of disappointed to see that there's apparently only them dealing with a good range of Ford Focus modding parts online?

Driving to Germany is an option I considered, of course. Actually I'm planning on buying my parts abroad, it costs half as much as buying local. I'm not really worried about getting taxed while passing the border, I'm more worried about getting the right papers for it or the laws on modding and such here, so I got to check it out first before I order anything. Thanks for your help anyhow!

a lot of people over here in the usa buy parts from european-parts.net. then there are those of us that wish we could but dont have the money do to high shipping cost. ( people like me ) they have a lot of great stuff though.
Dude did you check out ebay lol? Dozens of US dealers and modding shops advertise their stuff there and honestly I've seen a billion of things.
 

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Dude did you check out ebay lol? Dozens of US dealers and modding shops advertise their stuff there and honestly I've seen a billion of things.
That doesn't mean everything is any good. It is very easy to get burned on ebay because so much stuff doesn't fit or just falls about. Ebay is typically a very poor place to buy most stuff.
 

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That doesn't mean everything is any good. It is very easy to get burned on ebay because so much stuff doesn't fit or just falls about. Ebay is typically a very poor place to buy most stuff.
Yeah, obviously, but still. Look at shops like these: www.andysautosport.com/ford/2000_2004_focus/ ; there's easily ten times more stuff than on european-parts.net Don't we have any similar place over here? :/
 

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Check out the FK site ... last time I was on there they had a decent amount of stuff
 
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